May 11th, 2016 marked the 47th Annual H. Thomas Guerry Awards Ceremony. This ceremony honors local law enforcement officers for acts of valor and superior service.
The ceremony takes place in honor of Santa Barbara Police Department detective Thomas Guerry, who was killed in the line of duty in 1970. According to Jane Grand, Guerry’s widow, "The first awards were given four months after (Guerry's) death, and in the intervening 47 years, 533 officers from a dozen departments have received awards."
This year, our very own Sgt. Rob Romero of the UCSB Police department was one of several local officers honored for his superior service.
To watch the 47th Annual H. Thomas Guerry Awards Ceremony in full please follow this link: https://youtu.be/pFMqRaQneqs
Check out some photos from the event below!